Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa paid rich tributes to violin maestro Lalgudi G Jayaraman describing his death as a “great loss” to the world of music.
“I was deeply grieved learning about his passing away,” she said in statement.
Paying rich tributes to the 82-year-old musician,Jayalalithaa said he hailed from a family of culture of music and added to the aesthetic value of the “kutcheris” (concerts) of greats including Semmankudi Srinivasa Iyer,Ariyakudi Ramanuja Iyer and Maharajapuram Santhanam.
“He had won the hearts of rasikas (audience) with his solo shows and had played words with his violin,” she said,adding,he had enthralled people with his utmost ease of two of the very tough ragas,”Devagandhari” and “Neelambari.”
He had won the national award for composing music for the film “Sringaram”, she said while recalling that he had been recipient of a number of awards including the Padma honours.
“Mr Lalgudi Jayaraman’s demise is a great loss,especially to the field of Carnatic music. None can fill the place he has left behind,” she said while extending her sympathies with his family and praying that his soul rest in peace.
In his condolence,founder Chairman of the city-based diversified business conglomerate Shriram Group,R Thyagarajan said for a very large number of music lovers across the world,Lalgudi Jayaraman was the musician of the century and not merely a violinist. He was a great composer giving
beautiful shape to a large number of old kirtanas”,he said.
As a teacher,he was the greatest teacher ever. Lalgudi breathed music,dreamt of music and lived a life only for music”,he said.